Open Data Day is Next Saturday
“Open Data Day” is dedicated to showing the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. In Honolulu, open data advocates are gathering to share updates on initiatives both in Hawaii and around the world. Invited speakers include:
- Brian Black of the Civil Beat Law Center, providing a Hawaii legislative update.
- Jan Nakamoto of DBEDT, speaking about the U.S. Census.
- Arthur Buto of DBEDT, speaking about the Hawaii State GIS system.
- Christine Sakuda of Transform Hawaii Government
- Burt Lum of Hawaii Open Data, speaking about open data in Tunisia and the Open Knowledge Festival.
Organizers also hope to feature representatives from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Campaign Spending Commission, an early local supporter of open data initiatives.
Globally, “Open Data Day” will focus on four key areas: open research data, tracking public money, open mapping, and data for equal development.
The event will be hosted by the Civil Beat Law Center in downtown Honolulu, and seating is limited to 30 people, so be sure to RSVP today.